Water colour, ink, acrylics on news print on canvas
30 ins by 20 ins
This is a disguised protest painting about the RAINBOW.
It belongs to everybody.
The sexual minority groups have taken the rainbow as their own. Yes, they need a flag and it must be said that it represents them exceedingly well.
But it’s now difficult to use a rainbow in a modern painting without the other connotations. This is the political mix at the time of painting:
- Yellow (Liberal Democratic Party)
- Blue (Conservative Party)
- Green (Green Party)
- Purple (United Kingdom Independence Party)
- Red (Labour Party)
The background is made from articles of a political and moral nature – to do with social well-being in our society.
It’s Dark, It’s Light, It’s Politics is all a matter of how you look at things, and how light splits into these.
The pattern is called Barcelo or is reminiscent of that weaving pattern. I didn’t know that, but that’s what a visitor said and I trust them.